Leh ,June 25 (Scoop News)-Two days Silk Route Festival 2013 concluded at Sand dune Leisure Park Summur, Nobra today. The festival was organized by Samstan Otzer Tsogspa in collaboration with Himalayan Culture Heritage Foundation.
CEC LAHDC Rigzin Spalbar was the chief guest and Dr. Sonam Wangchok, EC Health, EC Agriculture Sonam Dorje, EC Tourism Gurmet Dorje, MLA Nubra Tsetan Namgyal and P.Namgyal Former Union Minister was the guest of honour on the occasion.
The main attraction of the festival was Archery, Camel riding and colourful cultural programme. .
Gurmet Dorjey said that the main reason behind the growing tourist in Ladakh is its rich cultural heritages and urged upon the people to promote the rich cultural heritage. He assured that LAHDC would provide every possible financial assistance for conservation and promotion of cultural values and is also taking necessary measure for protection of bacterian camel in Nubra through Animal Husbandry Department.
While speaking on the occasion, the CEC congratulated the Samstan Otzer Tsogspa and Himalayan Culture Heritage Foundation to start the festival with a vision to promote the cultural heritage in the area and expressed hope that they will also work to strengthen the identity of Ladakh through its cultural preservation. CEC said that this festival should be promoted to attract more tourists to Nubra valley which in turn will result in the economic development of the region. He also suggested the Samstan Otzer Tsogspa to prepare a policy project for necessary financial assistance from centre as well as state govt. to execute developmental works in the area as per the need of the people.
The MLA, Nubra Tsetan Namgyal while speaking on the occasion expressed thanks to CEC and ECs and other guests for participating in the festival and said that through this festival they intend to publicize the Sumoor sand dune as a tourist destination. Councilor Tigar Rigzin Wangdus also spoke on the occasion.
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